Honours Essays

Honours Essays

Here is a list of the students who completed an Honours Essay as part of their degree requirement. The year, student, title and supervisor are noted. Hard copies are available in Morris House.


Jaime Louise Green, “Pride and Prejudice in the Reception of Jane Austen Adaptations”.

Rachel Newcombe, “Sharing the Feeling: The Symbiotic Relationship between American 1960s Counterculture and New Journalism”.

Jamie Green, “Pride and Prejudice in the Reception of Jane Austen Adaptations”.

Gabrielle Lesage, “New Sentiments: Unconventional Gender Roles in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice”.


Samantha Maliszewski, “Never underestimate the power of a well-written letter: The use of the epistolary genre in Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park and Pride and Prejudice.” (Dr. Grogan)

Megan McLeod, “The New War of the Roses: A Song of Ice and Fire and Representations of History.” (Dr. Riddell)


Elizabeth Carroll, “Pauline Johnson and ‘A Strong Opinion of Race’” (Dr Morra)


Bethan Chalke, “Early Modern Kingship and the Specularity of Sovereignty in Shakespeare’s Henriad.” (Dr Riddell)

Zoe Costanzo, “A Tragedy Designed as Farce”: Regendering Identity and Regenerating the Patriarchy in Oate’s Mudwoman” (Dr Morra)

Saxon Shaw, “Don’t Look Back Now: Donald Draper, Women, and the Mad Men Trap.” (Dr Woodward)

Courtney Tracey “Confronting America’s Flaws: Vonnegut’s Use of Science Fiction in Slaughterhouse Five” (Dr Morra)


Natasha Foster, “Elizabethan Iconography in Dramatic and Non-Dramatic Literature.” (Dr Riddell)

John Partington,“Queer Subjectivities, Virtual Limitations: Progressive Identities and Heteronormative Politics in MTV’s 1girl5gays.” (Dr Riddell)


Allison Goff, “The Man Behind the Knight: Chivalric Masculinity and Self-Fashioning in Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene, Book I.” (Dr Riddell)


Taylor Evans, “Rob Mason’s Multicultural Canadian Pilgrimage: An Analysis of Battered Soles” (Dr Morra)

Tiffany Godin, “The Ballad of Poor B.B.: Godard’s Le Mepris and the Demythologizing of Prediscursive Reality” (Dr Wickens)

Emilie Ouelette, “Little Women through the Lens of History” (Dr Wickens)


Whitney Carlson, “I Am Man, Hear Me Whimper: Charles Bukowski, the American Male Writer, and Women” (Dr Morra)

Ashleigh Foster, “Tom Wolfe’s Statuspheres in the 1960s: An Analysis of The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby” (Dr Morra)

Robert Csernyik, “Entertaining: An Examination of Short Fiction” (Dr Malley)

Alex Paterson, “Gone Hollywood: An Examination of Spike Lee’s Film Career” (Dr Woodward)


Danielle Hickey, “Identity Control: The Self-Creating Characters in Margaret Atwood’s The Edible Woman and Oryx and Crake” (Dr Morra)

Nathanael Hollands, “Disenchantment in the Novels of Douglas Coupland” (Dr Morra)

James Hatch, “Distaste and Despair: J.D. Salinger’s Postwar Wilderness” (Dr Morra)